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Has your business relationship hit a snag? Are the conflicts escalating, relationship deteriorating? Are you on the brink of a lawsuit?

Why allow the conflict to continue a downward spiral, unnecessarily draining money from everyone involved? Disputants can stop the economic hemorrhage by choosing mediation to resolve the conflict.

Mediation is an informal process that allows the parties to design solutions that reflect their specific needs and interests. It also represents the opportunity to improve relationships by expressing differences constructively, gaining insight to the perspectives of the other party and developing mutual understanding.
The mediator encourages both parties to define and clarify issues and provides opportunities to break through impasse. The mediator facilitates the parties’ negotiation, but does not determine the outcome. Decision making authority always rests with the parties themselves.

Sharon Luther and Sarah Galvin provide a combined 40 years of experience in real estate matters and conflict resolution. Working in tandem they guide parties through the process of identifying their priorities and focus the parties’ efforts on problems that must be solved for an agreement. In an impartial, neutral setting, they work to foster an atmosphere that is conducive to idea-sharing and problem-solving.

Sharon Luther, Mediator and Realtor

With 30 years experience in mediation in settings ranging from business relationships to human resources, Sharon brings great depth of understanding to your mediation session. She orchestrates a process which transforms problems into opportunities for successful resolutions.

Sarah Galvin, Mediator and Attorney

As a mediator and attorney, Sarah promotes mediation as a means to give the parties control over the outcome. She brings the combined experience and training of both a mediator and a practicing attorney to the table on behalf of all parties.

“The notion that most people want black-robed judges, well-dressed lawyers and fine-paneled courtrooms as the setting to resolve their disputes is not correct. People with problems, like people with pains, want relief, and they want it as quickly as possible.”

– Warren E. Burger, Chief Justice
   United States Supreme Court

Benefits of Mediation

Sarah Galvin (510) 483-0359
Sharon Luther (510) 435-8842